You’ll find a wide selection of appliances, electronics, and hardware in Mumbai. Some appliances and electronics are slightly pricier than they are in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Because of import duties, it may be worth buying large appliances in India instead of shipping them from home. Hardware is an easy find in various stores and bazaars, where price usually correlates with quality.
Appliances and Electronics
Malls, Stores, and Markets
Croma Large and small home appliances, computers, MP3 players, home entertainment systems, cameras, cell phones, and gaming systems.
- Locations: Juhu, Malad, Santacruz Airport, Dahisar, CBD Belapur, Vashi, Mira Bhayander, Mulund, Bandra, Lower Parel, Fort, Ghatkopar
- Website: http://www.cromaretail.com
Hypercity: Home entertainment systems, cameras, computers, cell phones, dishwashers, washing machines, blenders, microwaves, and refrigerators.
- Location: Malad
- Website: http://www.hypercityindia.com
Heera Panna Shopping Centre: Electronics and electrical goods.
- Location: Mahalaxmi
Alfa 3: Inexpensive electronics and appliances, cameras, computers, MP3 players.
- Location: Vile Parle (West)
- Phone: 022 2670-4344
Bose Store: Famous for its speakers and audio systems. Also sells home entertainment systems.
- Location: Inorbit Mall in Malad, Atria Mall in Worli, G-10 Maker Mall in Andheri (West)
- Website: http://www.boseindia.com
Lamington Road: Referred to as the IT hub of Mumbai. Wholesale and retail electrical goods and parts, including computers, televisions, cables, adaptors, electrical switches, and electrical plate covers. Located in South Mumbai.
Dubai Market: Electronics from the Middle East and East Asia. Many cell phones for sale. Located near Crawford Market in South Mumbai.
Stores and Markets
The Bath Shop: Bathroom fittings.
- Location: Lower Parel
- Phone: 022 2498-0101
Kainya: Locks, handles, wardrobe fittings, kitchen fittings, bathroom fittings, furniture fittings.
- Location: Malad (West)
Ebco: Drawer slides, hinges, wardrobe fittings, window fittings, dowels, latches, brackets.
- Location: Andheri (East)
- Website: http://www.ebco.in
Ray’s Hardware Centre: Bathroom accessories, electrical goods.
- Location: Santacruz (West)
- Phone: 022 2649-6882
Lohar Chawl: Area of various hardware shops. Springs, taps, pumps, hangers, and various metal items. (Lohar means “iron” in Hindi.) Located near Crawford Market in South Mumbai.
Nana Chowk: Area of various hardware and timber shops. Near Grant Road in South Mumbai.